Interactive map helps identify Census 2020 hard-to-count communities

The U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States once every 10 years. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the data collected determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support programs in states and local communities.

Many local governments have formed complete count committees to ensure a complete and accurate count in 2020 by promoting the census to residents, working specifically to engage hard-to-reach populations.

In an effort to support these efforts, MARC staff developed a helpful tool to evaluate the hard-to-count populations and identify locations for outreach assistance. The interactive map allows you to move around the region and zoom in to the neighborhood level. You can turn on layers that overlay demographic data such as poverty rate, race and ethnicity, language, age and access to the Internet.